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2017 Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is June 10-11.

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Please note: Popular activities (denoted with *) may have wait times, especially in the afternoon. Your patience is appreciated. Sign-up for horseback riding at the Fort Harrison Saddle Barn is on a first come/first serve per ride basis. There is no advance registration.

Activity Provided by
Advance Casting Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
Atlatl Indiana State Museum
Archery* Indiana DNR Law Enforcement, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Basic Fishing Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
Building for Wildlife Indiana Wildlife Federation
Building Sustainable Hiking Trails Hoosiers Hikers Council
Camping Crafts, Cooking and Packing Central Indiana Wilderness Club
Camping Skills and Outdoor Cooking Camptown
Casting Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
Children's Motorcycle Adventure ABATE of Indiana
Climbing Wall* Renfro Productions
Crossbow* Indiana DNR Law Enforcement, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Deer Sensory Trail IN Deer Hunters Association
Disc Golf Hamilton County Disc Golf Union
Equestrian Spectrum: Leave No Trace, Backcountry Cooking, and Getting Acquainted with Horses Indiana Trail Riding Association, Hoosier Backcountry Horsemen, Indiana Horse Council, Leave No Trace
Explore Indy Parks Indy Parks
Explore Ouabache State Park Friends of Ouabache State Park, Indiana DNR, Ouabache State Park
Field to Table
See schedule below.
Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
Flying Wild: Bird Blinds Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
GaGa Ball Coach Cliff's GaGa Ball Pits
Greenways of Indiana Greenways Foundation
Hand Print Art Benjamin Harrison YMCA Pre-School & Childcare
Hands-on Nature & History Indiana DNR, Division of State Parks
Hay Rides Indiana DNR, Fort Harrison State Park
Honey Bees Indiana DNR, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Horseback Riding (ages 7+)*
Sign-up for rides is on a first come/first serve per ride basis. There is no advance registration.
Hoosier Trail Rides (Fort Harrison Saddle Barn)
The Importance of Our Waterways YMCA Let's Move! Outside Initiative, Reconnecting to Our Waterways
Indiana Master Naturalist Indiana Master Naturalists
Indiana Native Plants walks
Saturday 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Sunday: Every half-hour with first at 12:30 p.m. and last at 3:30 p.m.
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society
Invasive Species Indiana DNR, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Learn to Cast Backyard Bass
Mock Dig Hamilton County Parks
Mountain Biking* Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, IMPD Youth Mountain Bike Project, NITRO, DINO, Bicycle Garage Indy
Museum of 20th Century Warfare Museum of 20th Century Warfare
Shotgun Indiana DNR Law Enforcement, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Off-Road Rides* Indiana 4 Wheel Drive Association, JP Frog Off-Roaders
Outdoor Arts Traditional Arts Indiana
Snowmobiling Indiana Snowmobilers Association
Sun Catcher Craft Down Syndrome Indiana
Test Your Sports Skills Benjamin Harrison YMCA Sports Program
Trail Running & Stretching
The 3+ mile trail fun runs are Saturday 11 a.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
 
Indiana Trail Running
Trappers Camp IN Trapper Association
Tree Dog Demos Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance
Visit Indiana Visit Indiana
Water Trail Safety Indiana DNR, Division of Outdoor Recreation
Water Table and Well Indiana DNR, Division of Water
 
Braun’s Fun Time Campers Learning Center at Shafter Area
Time Class/Presentation Provided by
Noon Wilderness Adventure: Are You Ready? Central Indiana Wilderness Club
1 p.m. ATV Safety with Safety Sam Indiana DNR Law Enforcement
2 p.m. How to Build a Campfire Central Indiana Wilderness Club
3 p.m. ATV Safety with Safety Sam Indiana DNR Law Enforcement
4 p.m. Day Hiking Essentials Central Indiana Wilderness Club
 
Indiana American Water Learning Center at Delaware Lake
Time Activity Provided by
Saturday
12:30 p.m. Backyard biology Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
1:30 p.m. Aquatic invasive species Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
2:30 p.m. Pollinators Indiana DNR, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology
3:30 p.m. Bears & bobcats Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
4:30 p.m. Native habitat Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
Sunday
12:30 p.m. Deer biology Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
1:30 p.m. Indiana nature trivia Indiana DNR, Division of Nature Preserves
2:30 p.m. Freshwater mussels Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
3:30 p.m. Backyard biology Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
4:30 p.m. Native habitat Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife
 
Field To Table Provided by Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
Time Activity
Saturday
11 a.m. Deer processing
11:30 a.m. Bluegill filleting
12:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
1:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
2:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
2:30 p.m. Asian carp filleting
2:30 p.m. CookIN Gone Wild with venison
3:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
4:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
Sunday
11:30 a.m. Bluegill filleting
12:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
1:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
2:30 p.m. Asian carp filleting
2:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
3:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting
4:30 p.m. Bluegill filleting

 

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience
outdoorexperience@dnr.in.gov